Banking for the new generation

June 8-9,  2019 | Polyvalent Hall BT Arena | Cluj-Napoca | Romania

proudly presented by George

Event info

If you have an appetite for innovative technologies, a passion for financial products and a sparkle in your eye when it comes to challenges, we have prepared for you an intense 24-hour hackathon.

The main theme of this year’s hackthon is Fintech with a focus on PSD2 – Revised Payments Service Directive. The goal is to promote the development of financial technology for all consumers. 

The best projects come out as a result of fair competitiveness and that’s one aspect you’ll definitely find here. Just bring your idea and it will have the best surroundings to fall into place


Hours hackathon



Teams demo at conference

George is a financial ecosystem looking to provide lifestyle banking adapted to the digital age. George envisages a future where everyone can harness their potential and use finance and financial instruments just like any other social interaction instrument. As George aims to learn from its customers (modeling spending data, transaction patterns, service demand algorithms) its lifestyle banking promise simply stands for People Powered Digital Banking. George is like you, George loves to learn, George loves to hack.

Pick a challenge 

Real time analysis –  Create a customer profile based on transactions and a behavior analysis taking into consideration transactions history, value, the overall number, and all banking transfers client related.

Risk Assessment Tool – You’ll need to connect sandboxes, based on client accounts, transaction history, currencies and to establish clients’ risk appetite for product development and testing.

Payment Initiation –  Develop a Monitoring Tool that can detect fraudulent transactions or a Stress Testing Tool capable of creating a suspicious transaction in order to test the safety measures implemented in the banking system.


Day 1

Saturday, June 8

9:00 AM Registration opens, Beverages served. Come alone? Use the opportunity to find a team!
10:00 AM HACKATHON KICK-OFF, Initial Pitches & Team Formation
12:00 – 2:00 PM Speed dating with Coaches & Hacking Kickoff
2:00 PM Lunch
7:30 PM Dinner


Day 2

Sunday, June 9

9:00 AM Breakfast served
10:30 AM Hackathon presentations begin
12:30 – 1:15 PM Judging & Awards


Our Hackathon Rules


Team size

We will have between 3-6 members per team


Writing code

No code should be written before the Hackathon start. The only exceptions are for publicly available frameworks/APIs, open-source code that has been available for at least a month or APIs/SDKs made available by our partners.


Programming language

You can code in any language and for any platform. No restrictions.


You really need to build something

This is a hackathon, here people really need to get dirty and code something that works. Leave powerpoint presentations at home, because you need to show us a working a project.


Leave your projects at home

We are sure that you have some great working projects but this is not the place for them. At the end you have to present the project you worked on during the hackathon.

Event FAQS

Q: What does the Techsylvania Hackathon provide?

A: We’ll provide you with WiFi, power, food, beverages, and, of course, the prizes. 

Q: Is this Hackathon only for experienced developers?

A: No. Any kind of developer can participate.

Q: How can we form teams?

A: You can either form a team with your own friends or join any team when you come to the event. Also, we strongly suggest that each hacker gives their attention to just one team, rather than trying to be a part of multiple projects; we want to see your best work, and it’s hard to do your best work when you’re jumping from table to table.

Q: What should I bring?

A: All your normal coding/designing gear, and any hardware you want to hack on. You might want to bring an Internet tethering device just in case the network gets busy.

Q: What is the judging criteria?

A: It’s simple – based on the awesomeness of the project. The judges won’t be worried too much about whether your hackathon project has a clear business model built-in (while this can’t hurt), but they will be focusing on creativity, cleverness and innovation. Bonus points will be given for good pitch and an app built to solve real-world problem.

Q: How long are the pitches?

A: 60 seconds for initial pitches and 5 minutes for the final demos.

Q: I have another question.

A: Send us an email at hackathon@techsylvania.co and we’ll answer as soon as possible.

Limited to 70 developers